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Ms. Lee and her sister are in Paris! (7/1/12)
Within minutes arriving Paris, Ms. Lee saw a cello player carrying her cello on her back.
Walking on a bridge over River Seine, Paris.
The famous Paris pastry on display.
Look at these interesting looking French tomatoes in Paris!
Another cello player showed up to fill the street of Paris!
Next to Mozart, Ms. Lee waiting at the Paris Metro station.
Ms. Lee on a three story tall escalator underneath Paris.
A display in the window of a manicure shop, Paris.
The sculptures outside of museum d'Orsay, Paris.
A Thomas Jefferson statue at the beginning of a bridge over River Seine, Paris.
Musicans are gathering at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Across River Seine from the Eiffel Twoer.
The outside wall of the world famous museum Louvre, Paris.
The Napoleon Dome - Les Invalides, Paris.
The oldest and largest church in Paris - Notre Dame, built between 1163 and 1240.
The glorious Paris Opera House.
A lighted wall mural at a Paris Metro station.
A group of drummers playing/practicing by the side of River Seine, Paris.
Do not try this at home! Can you see a man on roller blades on a Paris street hanging onto a bus?
The front of church Saint Sulpice, Paris, 7/2/12.
The grand organ in Saint Sulpice church, Paris - one of the two organs used for Pacific Chorale's performance.
The inside of Saint Sulpiece church, Paris.
A quick discussion between organist, Thierry Escaich, and conductor, John Alexander, at Saint Sulpice, Paris.
Do you see the pigeon on the head of this statue outside of Saint Sulpice?
What a great way to travel the city of Paris!
Look at these cold cuts! Yum! They were on sale at a small and narrow market street in Paris, 7/2/12.
Look how and where Parisians get their seafood. Someone just bought a lobster!
Ms. Lee smiles between rehearsals at Saint Etienne du Mont, Paris.
A rehearsal in progress inside of Saint Etienne du Mont, Paris, 7/3/12.
The massive pipeorgan inside of Saint Etienne du Mont, Paris.
The high ceiling of Saint Entienne du Mont, Paris.
The beautiful marble floor in Saint Entienne du Mont, Paris.
After the concert, Ms. Lee went to see a 298-year-old wooden sculpture in Saint Entienne du Mont, Paris.
The evening view of Saint Entienne du Mont after Pacific Chorale's first concert in Paris, 7/3/12.
This is the house Claude Monet lived and painted many his famous painting around his garden, near Paris, 7/4/12.
With Japanese influence, a bamboo walkway like this can be found easily in the Monet Garden.
What beautiful clementines! Monet had planted these flowers by himself in his Garden, near Paris.
The chickens live on Monet's ground.
The underground walkway between Monet's house and his lily Pond.
Do you see the spider on a water lily pad, in the Monet Garden?
The tranquil water lily pond in the Monet Garden.
Ms. Lee smiles at Giverny, the Monet Garden, outside of Paris, 7/4/12.
A lush walkway in the Monet garden, near Paris.
Back to Paris for rehearsal, Ms. Lee needs to stand on the "Rose Line" (Da Vinci Code) in Saint Sulpice.
The Paris Music Museum primarily stores French music related musical instruments, 7/5/12.
The early instruments used in parts of Europe, displayed in the Paris Music Museum.
Baroque instruments in the Music Museum, Paris.
A double neck string instrument in the Music Museum, Paris.
A Baroque period keyboard in the Music Museum, Paris.
The flute family through the centuries in the Music Museum, Paris.
The oboe and double reeds families through the centuries displayed in the Music Museum, Paris.
A well preserved hurdy-gurdy in the Music Museum, Paris.
All different guitars in the Music Museum, Paris.
A sculpture of early Italian-born French composer (1632-1687), Jean-Baptiste Luly.
The original instruments used in Luly's music, in the Music Museum, Paris.
The original instruments used in the premier of Mozart's "Piano Concerto No.20", in the Music Museum, Paris.
The original instruments used in the premier of Beethoven's "Symphony No.3, Eroica", in the Music Museum, Paris.
The original instruments used in the premier of Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique", in the Music Museum, Paris.
An unusual body form of a violin, in the Music Museum, Paris.
The harps used through several centuries and countries displayed in the Music Museum, Paris.
A hexagon-shaped piano from the 18th century in the Music Museum, Paris.
Several pianos from the Baroque period in the Music Museum, Paris.
The piano once played by Franz Liszt, displyed in the Music Museum, Paris.
A family of Stradivarius string instruments, with the hardwood models, in the Music Museum, Paris.
A painting of French composer, Gabriel Faure, in the Music Museum, Paris.
The early electronic music instrument, synthersizer, dated 1983, in the Music Museum, Paris.
The famous MIDI saxophone made by Yamaha, dated 1985, in the Music Museum, Paris.
The late 20th Century instruments on display in the Paris Music Museum.
A special Bob Dylan Exhibit in the Paris Music Museum.
Part of the Bob Dylan display in the special exhibit in the Paris Music Museum.
A display of Elvis Presley's items in the Paris Music Museum.
A new home next to the Paris Music Museum is being built for the Paris Symphony Orchestra.
The little canal between the Music Museum and the Science Museum in Paris.
The Paris Science Museum, next to the Music Museum.
The Paris Science Museum Sphere, next to the Science Museum and the Music Museum.
The Grand Hall inside of the Paris Science Museum.
The Energy Department in the Paris Science Museum shows how energy can be created from different sources.
Several energy sources were on display in the Paris Science Museum.
The wind tunnel shows how a tornado is formed in the Paris Science Museum.
A water powered clock on display in the Paris Science Museum.
The mathematics department explained how math is involved in things around us.
Have you ever seen a triangle bubble? It can be found in the Paris Science Museum.
The display on mathematical calculation of probabilities in the Paris Sience Museum.
The explanation on Pythagorean theory, the relation in geometry among the three sides of a right triangle.
The Sounds Department has many displays on sound related topics, in the Paris Science Museum.
Ms. Lee playing the virtual drum set. The red, white, and yellow images represent different percussion instruments.
This table shows the human sound production mechanism.
This display shows different intonation productions in languages from many parts of the world.
A display shows how human ear works in the Paris Science Museum.
This department shows how human genes work in the Paris Science Museum.
Ms. Lee's image is superimposed over the images of amoeba, single-celled organism.
The Images Department shows how our eyes view the world and how pictures can be changed.
Have you ever seen Mona Lisa looked surprised? There are 12 facial expressions of her in the Paris Science Museum.
The Tech Gallery has all technology related topics on display, from early computers to the smallest cell phone chip.
This sparrow looked heavy in the middle, outside of the Paris Science Museum.
The Justice Department in Paris.
The Paris Justice Department entry hallway.
The backside of Notre Dame, Paris.
With an acoustic piano, street musicians performing on a bridge near Notre Dame.
A traffic light in Paris showing red lights for all directions, no right or left turns. Only pedestrians had the green lights.
Ms. Lee arrives the Versailles Palace gate, near Paris, 7/6/12.
The inside courtyard of Versailles Palace.
The first room inside of Versailles Palace is the Organ Room.
The magnificent and beautiful Mirror Hall in Versailles Palace.
Ms. Lee smiles next to a gigantic pair of shoes made of different sizes of pots in the Mirror Hall.
A fancy window handle inside of Versailles Palace.
The French Emperor, Louis XIV, slept in this luxurious bed.
The French uniforms used between 1625 and 1725.
The backside of the Versailles Palace leads to several supersized gardens.
One of the gardens in Versailles, France.
Ms. Lee befriends with garden sculpture, Sphinx, in Versailles Garden.
The palace and garden belonged to Marie Antoinette, Queen of Frence, who was married to Louis XVI at age 14.
The Versailles Palace Concert Hall.
The Paris Chamber Ensemble performed Handel's "Water Music" on the stage of Versailles Concert Hall.
There are 226 steps leading up to the famous Roman-Byzantine style Basilica of Sacre Coeur on the hill top of Paris.
One of the gargoyles on top of the Basilica of Sacre Coeur, Paris.
A chocolate store near Sacred Coeur, Paris.
An "I love music" plaque made of chocolate.
A chocolate grand piano.
A guitar made of dark and white chocolates.
A chocolate Volkswagen.
A very clean metro tunnel near Museum Louvre.
This marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike from the 2nd century BC can be found in Museum Louvre, Paris.
The museum d'Orsay that houses French Impressionists artworks, Paris.
The massive columns outside of the Saint Medaleine, Paris. This church had over 2,000 audience members during the Pacific Chorale's last concert on 7/8/12.
The Pacific Chorale concert announcement for the Saint Medaleine performance, Paris, 7/8/12.
Ms. Lee enjoys a moment in front of the performance area before the farewell concert in Saint Medaleine, Paris.
A farewell conversation between organists, Mr. Daniel Roth, Mr. Thierry Escaich, and Ms. Lee, 7/8/12.
Ms. Lee arrives Prague, Czech Republic, from Paris, France, 7/9/12.
Ms. Lee passing by the Prague State Museum, 7/9/12.
A wide street, Vaclavske Nam., connects the Prague National Museum to the Old Town and River Vitava.
Look at all the cables for several tram lines in Prague.
The Prague Castle, dated back in the 9th century, sits on top of the hill in the sunset, 7/9/10.
A working water wheel brings energy to the small community next to the Charles Bridge.
The Prague sky is darkening by 9:30pm.
A beautiful evening view of the famous Charles Bridge with Prague Castle atop.
The National Concert Hall in the Old Town Square.
The Old Town Square that holds the flamboyant Parizska Street, the Mozart's premiere theater, the Astronomical Clock, the Prague's slave market, the Jewish Ghost Town, the world's only cubist building, and more.
The Astonomical Clock was installed in 1410 and is still working, every hour on the hour, to show the positions of sun, moon and vaious astronomical details.
The heater inside of Ms. Lee's hotel dining room in Prague.
Figurines of musicians made of glass on display in a Prague store.
Cute ceramic crafts can be found everywhere in Prague.
Two ceramic cats sitting on the shelf in a craft store in Prague.
In a Prague store, this watch is priced at $18,068.18 US dollars!
An asymmetrical wedding cake display in a bakery shop in Prague.
The fountain infront of the Sanate in Prague.
Ms. Lee singing an impromptu at the Sanate courtyard in Prague.
An owl sits atop in the hugw cage of the Sanate courtyard in Prague.
A very fancy entry with shiny hardwood and brass ornaments found on a street, near the Prague Castle.
Going up to the Prague Castle, Ms. Lee finds a statue of Winston Churchill next to a building from the 15th century.
The first 40 steps going up to Prague Castle.
There are about another 150 steps to go before reaching Prague Castle.
An accordian player on the steps to Prague Castle performing Brahms' Hungarian Dance.
A crepe maker rolls the crepes onto a hot metal rod before dusting them with powder sugar, in a shop half way up to Prague Castle. The crepes are delicious! Yum!
From an opening of Prague Castle wall, you can see a violinst playing "Ave Maria" half way down the castle steps.
Ms. Lee getting ready to assume guard duty at Prague Castle.
A toy museum, celebrating Barbie turning 50, can be found inside of the Prague Castle compound.
The Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle holds the manuscripts of Beethoven and Mozart.
This room in the Lobkowicz Palace holds arm and armor from the Renaissance time.
A very artistic silver door hinge that was made in the 13th century, on a door in the Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle.
Ms. Lee relaxing under grapevines on the Prague Castle ground.
Saint Vitus Cathedral inside of the Prague Castle.
The back side of Saint Vitus Cathedral.
Handles used on the doors of the Saint Vitus Cathedral.
The Saint George Basilica was founded in 920 A.D., next to the Basilica of Saint Vitus.
The inside of Saint George Basilica, enlarged in 973 A.D. and rebuilt following a major fire in 1142.
Seven musicians were playing Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" and Mozart's "Divertimento in Bb, K.188" up high on the alter in the Saint George's Basilica, 7/10/12.
The pipe room for Saint George was on the second floor wall.
A walkway inside the Prague Castle that leads to a fancy restaurant with great city view.
Ms. Lee leaving Prague Castle on a beautiful cobblestone walkway.
Ms. Lee goes to the Prague City Library to meet with a scholar about Antonin Dvorak.
A plaque found on a Prague street that shows a membership of the International Marionnette Union.
Ms. Lee found a poster on a Prague street announcing a performance by the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra in the Dvorak Hall, inside of Rudolfinum Concert Hall, where the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra performs.
Ms. Lee visiting the Dvorak statue in front of the Rudolfinum Concert Hall in Prague, Czech Republic.
Home of Dvorak, the Rudolfinum Concert Hall in Prague, next to the River Vitus and the famous Charles Bridge.
Dvorak lived in this apartment after he returned from the U.S. in 1895 for about nine years.
Dvorak's statue is sitting on the apartment wall for all to see.
A statue found just outside of the subway station next to the Sanate buildings and Prague Castle entrance.
This warp speed esculator is three stories deep to reach the subway station beneath the city of Prague.
Ms. Lee traveling to Vysehrad to visit Dvorak's tomb.
Dvorak's tomb in Vysehrad graveyard was constructed heroically under beautiful ceiling artwork.
The beautiful cemetery Dvorak was laid to rest.
Ms. Lee visits the Dvorak Museum in the southern side of the city Prague. Concerts are given every Tuesday and Friday evening, ranging from Dvorak's solo instrumental/vocal to chamber ensemble works.
This is a poster for Prague Symphony Orchestra's all Beethoven music concert.
Ms. Lee found a plaque of Chopin on the wall directly across the Prague National Theater.
This lady is making glass beads in a jewelry store. Each bead is unique.
More glass musicians were found in the city of Prague.
A realistic marionette for sale in the farmers market, made in the Czech Republic.
The Theatre of the Estates, in the Old Town Square, Prague, with the Don Giovanni sculpture to the left.
A sculpture commemorated Mozart's "Don Giovanni" premiered here on 10/29/1787.
Segway meets the 11th century building.
The entrance to the Municipal House Smetana Hall.
Inside the Smetana Concert Hall, 60 musicians from the Czech Collegium Symphony Orchestra performed a program included Smetana's "My Country-Vltava" from Cycle of Symphonic Poems "Ma vlast" and Dvorak's Symphony No.9, op.95, "From rhe New World".
On the way to Vienna by train, Ms. Lee saw many smooth harvested corn fields outside of Prague.
Ms. Lee arrives Vienna, Austria, 7/11/12.
The famous Ferris wheel in Vienna is known to be the largest in Europe.
An evening view of the Blue Danube River in Vienna, Austria.
Graffiti is universal, even on the banks of the beautiful Blue Danube River.
This is the dining room in Ms. Lee's Vienna Hotel, Hotel Austria-Wien.
Horse-drawn carriages are waiting for riders next to Saint Stephens Cathedral in the heart of Vienna.
These pipes belong to the magnificent organ inside the Saint Stephens Cathedral in Old Town Vienna (Stephenplatz).
The open air Vienna International Film Festival takes place in the City Hall Square (Rathausplatz), through November.
This gigantic monster size screen is waterproof. This photo was taken while it was raining!
The program for the Vienna Film Festival clearly shows top quality daily presentations. This Film Festival is free to the public and brings visitors and residents together in the beautiful park surrounding.
The main entrance of Vienna University. It is directly across street from Beethoven's Pasqualati apartment.
The insdie entrance of Vienna University.
The Vienna National Theater (Burgtheater) was built in 1741. Three Mozart's opera premiered here: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), and Cosi fan tutte. Also, Beethoven's Symphony No.1 premiered here on April 2, 1800.
Can you find Shakespeare on the outside wall?
The Vienna Parliament building on Ringstrasse, across from the beautiful Volkgarten. It is the house for Austrian National Council (Nationalrat) and Federal Council (Bundesrat).
Eight strong ladies were holding one of the balconies of the Parlimant of Vienna.
The beautiful Volksgarten was designed for the everyone, including a fabulous rose garden and children's playground.
This modern looking seesaw sits in the beautiful Volksgarten, next to the Hofburg Museum and the Parliament.
A segway tour is in progress in front of the Volksgarten on Karl Renner Ring.
Looking straight ahead to the Hofburg Museum. It is the house for Church of the Augustinian Friars, Ephesus Museum collection of Arm and Armor, Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments, Austrian Film Museum, Hofburg Chapel, Imperial Apartment, Imperial Silver Collection, Sisi Museum, Museum of Ethnology, Austrian National Library, The Grand Hall, Papyrus Museum, Secular and Ecclesiastical Treasuries, Butterfly House, and the Spanish Riding School.
The Arm and Armor room in the Hofburg Museum displays items used from the 12th century.
A case full of swords with sharp blades and interesting looking masks from the Middle Age.
The hallway with marble stairs in Hofburg Museum that divides the Armor and the Music Museum.
The grand piano frame is the sign of the entry to the music museum inside of the Ephesus Museum.
Instruments that were used from Renaissance to Baroque periods.
This string instrument has 16 strings and was played horizontally during early Baroque period.
These three unique looking string instruments were used in the early Baroque period in Europe.
A well preserved hurdy-gurdy from the 16th century.
The wind instruments used in the late Renaissance period.
The string instruments used in early Baroque period.
Several styles of flute and recorder were used in early Baroque music.
A circular music table has music notation written in circles for musicians to play without a stop.
A table piano that has the keyboard built underneath the table top. Maybe the desktop computers had taken this idea.
Ms. Lee likes this fancy standing piano that has 52 keys.
This piano is made with mahogany, sterling silver, and pearl.
A display of Haydn's statue, piano, and a wall tapestry he had on his wall inside of his Vienna house.
One of the piano belonged to Mozart is on display in the Ephesus Museum.
Another piano belonged to Mozart is also on display in the Ephesus Museum.
In the Ephesus Museum, this case displays a portrait of young Beethoven and instruments he used.
One of the piano used by Beethoven that is displayed in the Hofburg Museum.
One of the piano used by Beethoven that is displayed in the Hofburg Museum.
The instruments used during the premiere of Beethoven's Symphony No.3 are on display in the Ephesus Museum.
In the room of Baroque period keyboards, this quartet music stand stood out!
A spinet belonged to Schubert is displayed in the Ephesus Museum.
A piano used by Johannes Brahms was displayed in the Hofburg Museum in Vienna.
A statue of Brahms stood next to one of his pianos in the Hofburg Museum.
A simpler version of quartet music stand was made in the mid-18th century.
A piano belonged to Richard Wagner is displayed in the Ephesus Museum.
Three Bossendorfer grand pianos stood in the same room in the Hofburg Museum, in Vienna.
A slice of the grand piano. One can see how many intricate parts are necessary for the piano to work.
Tools to be used to make string instruments are displayed in this case.
Tools to be used to make or fix wind instruments are on display here.
Tools to be used to make early instruments are displayed in this case.
A silver dollar size butterfly came to a stop in the Butterfly House next to the Albertina Museum in Vienna.
This butterfly is about six inches wide when it flies.
In the Vienna Bossendorfer store, one can find plenty of Austrian-made grand pianos. Ms. Lee tried 12 of them!
This water fountain, next to Saint Marks Platz, is a memorial for the WWI soldiers. A movement sensor triggers music.
A few steps away from Saint Stephens Cathedral, looking out from Mozart's apartment window, this very narrow cobblestone street was what Mozart saw.
The Saint Stephens Cathedral in the heart of Vienna.
The Saint Stephens Cathedral was first consecrated in 1147. Mozart lived within walking distance from this church.
The inside of Saint Stephens Cathedral.
A little walkway leads up to Beethoven's Vienna apartment, paved with cobblestones.
This is the street Beethoven lived on in Vienna, across the big street from the Vienna University.
The Pasqualati Haus, where Beethoven lived on the fourth floor for eight years. During those years, he worked on his4th, 5th , 7th, and 8th Symphonies, and his opera "Fidelio".
Beethoven lived upstairs!
Behind Beethoven's gate is this cobblestone walkway that leads to his atrium and stairway.
If Beethoven looked down from his window, he would had seen this atrium.
The same stairway that Beethoven used for eight years!
This five-pedal piano belonged to Beethoven when he lived in this Vienna Pasqualati apartment.
A page of Beethoven's Symphony No.5, in C Minor.
A little patch of wall, under neath 18 layers of paint, shows what Beethoven's wall looked like.
Several of Klimt's famous artwork can be found inside of the Peopold Museum, and over 400 postcards that he sent to Emillie Louise Floge, his companion until the end of his life.
This is the Vienna Modern Art Museum.
This bubble machine inside of the "House of Music" courtyard encourages its audience to use the touch-screen to make music. Pitches are assigned based on the location of the bursting bubbles; rhythms are assigned based on the size of the bubbles. Harmony is possible, if two or more bubbles are popped at the same time.
A free concert was given in the courtyard of the "House of Music," in downtown Vienna.
Consonants! Touch the letters to hear the sounds.
A chart regarding international vowels in the "House of Music" (Haus der Musik).
A chart regarding shapes of lips for international vowels in the "House of Music" (Haus der Musik).
This computer screen shows all possible intervals by name, music notation, and sound, in the House of Music.
Ms. Lee conducting the virtual Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on Brahms' Hungarian Dance. The sensor on the baton transmits information of speed to a computer that leads the VPO tape. The musicians then respond to the computer information and match the conductor's speed. Fun!
Sisters visiting Schloss Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna, 7/14/12.
From the Schloss Schonbrunn Palace window, one can view the beautiful and calm "Romance Garden".
From the back of Schloss Schonbrunn Palace, one can go through the huge garden to get to the observation deck on top.
Ms. Lee walking behind the Schloss Schonbrunn Palace, in Vienna.
The garden between the Schloss Schonbrunn Palace and the top observation deck.
Let's play flute in the Schloss Schonbrunn Palace garden.
This finger maze was etched into marble. It is a copy of a children size maze in the Schloss Schonbrunn Palace.
The Dance Glockenspiel is a machine that has nine metal plates. Each plate holds a tone from the pentatonic scale. To create music, one must dance or jump around on the plates.
In the middle of children's maze, Ms. Lee plays with the mirror wall.
From the tree house above, one can see four different mazes. The children's maze had much lower hedges.
A view from the Observation Deck from the top of Schloss Schonbrunn Palace.
Two Austrian young ladies were demonstrating apple strudel making in the Schloss Schonbrunn Palace Cafe.
The subway that brought Ms. Lee from the Schloss Schonbrunn Palace to the Lower Belvedere Museum.
A long walk way to the Lower Belvedere Museum to visit Gustav Klimt's artwork.
Looking ahead to the Lower Belvedere Museum, that houses "The Kiss", "The Embrace", and "Judith I".
The fountain in front of the Lowere Belvedere Museum.
The front garden in the Lower Belvedere Palace Museum in Vienna.
The ceiling of the main hall inside the Lower Belvedere Museum in Vienna.
Ms. Lee had a one-way conversation with Gustav Klimt, an Austrian artist, in the Lower Belvedere Museum.
The most famous painting by Klimt, "The Kiss", is a major commercial endorsement in Vienna.
You can buy a Borssendorfer piano, made in Austria, with "The Kiss" lacquered on the inside of your piano!
The world famous Vienna Opera House. Both Gustav Mahler and Herbert von Karajan worked in this building.
A concert advertisement on the wheel!
The ceiling of the entry hall of the Vienna Opera House.
Ms. Lee stood next to the usher inside of the Vienna Opera House.
The inside of the Vienna Opera House.
Ms. Lee sat in a box very close to the stage in the Vienna Opera House.
This oboe player was playing during the overture of Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio).
The Bassoon and flute players were playing Mozart's overture of "The Magic Flute" in Vienna Opera House.
The wind players were busy playing the overture of Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio).
The French horn players were playing part of the Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, in the Vienna Opera House.
This piccolo player was paying during "Rondo, Alla Turca, K.331" (The Turkish March).
This is the "Standing Room" inside of the Vienna Opera House. Audience in this section stand through the concert.
Inside of the glamorous Vienna Opera House!
The "Papageno Duet" from Mozart's "The Magic Flute", performed on the stage of the Vienna Opera House.
A colorful Mickey is on sale for 39 Euro in Vienna.
A well decorated cupcake cake was found in the Stephensplatz, a very busy center, filled with fancy shops.
Individual cupcakes were going for 3 Euro each. The macaroons were two for one Euro.
A trombone sculpture was for sale in a gallery in Old Town Vienna.
The high speed bullet train takes Austrian and visitors all over Europe. QBB is the largest train company.
A double rainbow appeared in the sky when Ms. Lee took the train to travel from Vienna to Salzburg, 7/14/12.
Between Vienna and Salzburg, this bullet train monitor shows the speed of the train.
Ms. Lee arriving at the Salzburg Train Station.
Ms. Lee shouts out "Papageno" in front of the statue next to the Mozart University in Salzburg.
A row of organ pipes display on the stone wall next to the stairway to Festung Hohensalzburg (Fortress Hohensalzburg).
A row of giant pickles in the Sculpture Garden belongs to the Mozart University in Old Town Salzburg.
The old city hall of Salzburg (Rathaus).
This building is Mozart's Birthplace.
The heater used in Mozart's birth room in 1756.
Mozart's early piano on display in his birth house in Salzburg.
This is the violin Mozart used to learn to play on.
The atrium inside of Mozart's Birthplace.
The heater used in Mozart's family room in his birthplace.
This was Mozart's family kitchen when he was a litle boy.
This wall decor in Mozart's courtyard could have been a water fountain, dated 1657.
One of Mozart's rooms is now equipped with super surround system and plays Mozart's music continuously.
The busiest room in Mozart's Birthplace is the "Mozart Online" room.
Mozart's family moved into this apartment, across River Salzach, in 1773.
The Salzburg Cathedral in Domplatz. The Virgil Dom of Salzburg, 66 meters long and 33 meters wide, was built between 767 and 774, and was probably a sacred place for rituals and sacrifices from Celtic and Roman times.
Looking up at the Salzburg Cathedral Dome ceiling.
This is one of the FOUR small organs in Salzburg Cathedral Dome. Five organists are required when all the organs are performed at the same time.
The Grand organ inside of Salzburg Cathedral Dome.
This window display reminded Ms. Lee of her teammates, Mr. and Mrs. Kroesen.
Another cello player with her cello case on her back on a Salzburg street.
A view of Old Town Salzburg and Festung Hohensalzburg from the river cruise. The boat 's name is Amadeus.
Ms. Lee handling a canon inside the fortress.
The Torture Tower contains equipments used to torture prisoners from the Middle Age time.
This metal mask with a lock was made for prisoners to wear and to be ridiculed by the public.
Imagine sitting in this seat! Look at those spikes on the armrests.
The weapons in this room looked deadly!
Early musical instruments were used in the fortress from the Middle Age and Renaissance time.
The Emperor's bed in the Festung Hohensalzburg (Salzburg Fortress).
One of the royal heaters in the Festung Hohensalzburg (Fortress Hohensalzburg).
Look at the sharp blade at the end of the hand gun. Scary!
A little room inside of Festung Hohensalzburg (Fortress Hohensalzburg) has music rollers and organ pipes.
The Toy Museum is built into the sheer stone wall.
A mosaic made of colorful glass pieces shows the city if Salzburg in 1553.
Built within a 1418 building, the "Salzburg Lokalbahn" are 32-meter high elevators that bring visitors to and from the Modern Art Museum of Salzburg on top of the rocky hill.
Ms. Lee jumping for modern art.
This courtyard in the Modern Art Museum blends the old castle and the new artworks.
Inside this elliptical cylinder, visitors sit along the walls and look to the opening sky with variations of lights and colors.
The American artist, James Turrell, created "Sky-Space" in 2006. Any relation to our vocal teacher, Ms. Turrell?
A mountain of guitars of different sizes sit in a Salzburg music store window.
"KinderMusik" is for the very young, ages one to five.
Check out the colors of the trumpets and flutes in this window.
3D images of famous musician and artists are hung on the wall inside of Salzach Hotel by the River Salzach. Seiji Ozawa (conductor), Marilyn Monroe (actress), President Bill Clinton were among the guests stayed at this five star hotel.
Ms. Lee standing in front of the Mozart statue in the heart of Salzburg.
A street concert performed by four Russian musicians providing more than Mozart's music to the public.
In the Salzburg Museum, this case contains musical items from the famous Von Trapp family (The Sound of Music).
The peaceful and beautiful Baroque Museum Garden.
A quiet corner in the Baroque Museum Garden.
In the early afternoon, take a nap in the beautiful Baroque Museum Garden.
The Salzburg Marionette Theater.
A row of marionettes standing atop of the entry hall of the Salzburg Marionette Theater.
A puppetry scene shows young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his piano.
A puppetry scene shows young Mozart and his sister, Maria Anna (Nannerl).
Can you see the five puppeteers behind the five puppets? They just performed Mozart's "The Mafic Flute".
The Schloss Mirabell Garden with Festung Hohensalzburg (Salzburg Fortress) in the background.
The fountain in front of the Mirabell Palace Concert Hall entrance.
Looking at the Mirabell Gardens with the Baroque Museum to the left.
Another view of the Mirabell Palace and Gardens.
A view from the Schloss Mirabell side yard.
Contrary to the busy Salzburg streets, this Schloss Mirabell walkway is divine.
The Mirabell Palace hallway in the morning light.
The Mirabell Palace Concert Hall before the evening concert.
Ms. Lee standing in the middle of the Schloss Mirabell Concert Hall.
The chandelier in the Schloss Mirabell Concert Hall.
The piano trio just performed Schubert's "Piano Trio, in Bb Major, op. 99" in the second half of the concert. The pianist, Vasili Shcherbakov, always performed Moart's "Fantasie for Piano, in D Minor, K.397" and six Debussy's "Preludes".
A tranquil evening look at the Salzburg's Festung Hohensalzburg (Fortress Hohensalzburg), with Mirabell Palace garden in the foreground.
The project "Spirit of Mozart" is a patch of land next to River Salzach that faces the western sun. Visitors can sit on the brushed metal chairs to enjoy the sun, sky, river and people.
A view of Mozart's house from a 600-year-old restaurant, "Restaurant Zum Eulenspiegel".
A German family on and next the Red Bull near the "Red Bull Hanger-7".
Getreidegasse is one of the oldest streets in Salzburg.
The "Mozart Nugget" is made at Konditorei Schatz (Confectionery) in Salzburg. The ingredients include Tunkmasse, Sanme, Teebutter, Naselmusse, Zucker, Honig, Rosinen, Rum, Weinbrand, Vanilleschoten, and Kakaobestandteile.
This is the first view of Venice, Italy, Ms. Lee saw right outside of the Santa Lucia Venecia train station.
Chiesa degli Scalzi, next to Ms. Lee's hotel, was built in 1672, looks stunning in the morning sun.
Ms. Lee finds this sign (equivalent to second floor in the U.S.A.) in her hotel. Hotel Abbazia was rebuilt from a 9th century monastery.
A delicious looking chocolate shop is only a few feet away from Ms. Lee's hotel in Venice.
In a warm Venice morning, a crowded canal is filled with gondolas.
Where should Venetian hang their laundry?
Which chimney belongs to which house?
Ms. Lee enjoys the gondola scene in a warm Venice morning.
The front of Venice Theatre in the early morning.
Betty Boop, wearing the Elvira outfit, standing gloriously in a Venice shop.
In a Venice art gallery, Ms. Lee found this burnt and exploded violin.
Does this plaque look like a door bell to you?
The world famous Piazza San Marco (St. Marks Square) in Venice is always a busy place.
This is a side view of Basilica San Marco.
Ms. Lee visits Basilica San Marco.
The front entrance of Basilica San Marco.
A view of the Grand Canal from Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark's Square), Venice.
A beautiful pair handmade snake skin shoes. Can you see the maker is working in the back room?
A purple cashmier sweaters window reminds Ms. Lee of her friend, Mrs. Bresenden. (Her favorite color is?!)
A rack of bicycles on Lido Island.
On the way to Lido Beach, this Hungarian Hotel looks like a palace in the oasis.
Ms. Lee visits Lido Island. This beach is filled with visitors for swimming, water games, sunbathing, and shell finding.
The front entrance to the Venice Concert Hall.
The inside of the Venice Concert Hall. Beethoven's Symphony No.9 is on the schedule for 7/18/12.
Is he sunbathing not too far from the Venice Concert Hall, next to a little canal in Venice?
A kayaker is talking on a cell phone in the middle of Venetian Lagoon.
An interesting sea sculpture stands in the Venetian Lagoon next to two solar panels.
A red gondola powered by two people in the middle of the Venetian Lagoon.
A luxury cruiseship just on the other side of the Venetian Lagoon.
On the way to Torcello, Burano, and Murano and leave Venice behind, the vaporetto (water bus) is packed with riders.
The Venetian construction workers are building a concrete bank in the canal, by blocking the water with metal plates.
When you get off the vaporetto (water bus), this is the sign to welcome you.
The front of Basilica Santa Maria Assunta, built in 638 with the Venetian-Byzantine architecture.
The hallway of Basilica Santa Maria Assunta, built with 1374-year-old masonry.
The other side of the hallway of Basilica Santa Maria Assunta.
Next to the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta (638 A.D.), speed boats resting comfortably on the dock.
The Basilica Santa Maria Assunta was founded in 638. Part of the building is a museum now.
The sculpture garden inside of the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta ground.
The courtyard of Basilica Santa Maria Assunta is filled with scupltures dated from the 7th century.
Could this be Ms. Lee's new retirement home? Currently, it is the bell tower for Basilica Santa Maria Assunta on the island of Torcello, located in the Venetian Lagoon.
The church of Santa Forsca, next to Basilica Santa Maria Assunta, on Torcello Island, was first built in 11th century.
A metal sign (sacred) stands in a corner at the church of Santa Forsca.
A little quiet corner in the courtyard of the church of Santa Forsca.
It is not your eyes or Ms. Lee's camera, it is a leaning campanile behind Church of San Martino on the Island of Burano.
Lace shops like this one make the island, Burano, a tourist attraction.
Ms. Lee joins the brilliant colors of the buildings on the island of Burano.
The famous colorful buildings line the canal on the island, Burano.
Ms. Lee leans over to catch a little drinking water from the 500 year old water pump on the island of Burano.
From a distance on a vaporetto (water bus) looking at the leaning campanile on Murano Island.
The ballerinas are dancing next to big bugs!
Which piece of chocolate would you like to start with? None! They are all made with glass!
A glass factory worker heats up his ball of glass in a kiln.
A glass vase in the making in a glass factory in Murano.
Several men work in an extremely heated glass factory on the island, Murano.
The golf club, golf ball, and billiards stick are all made of glass by hand, in Murano, Italy.
In this rehearsal scene, each glass musician is in a Baroque outfit.
This display of an orchestra is completed with lights and chandelier.
This orchestra is made of glass in the town of Murano, Italy.
The small canal in the middle of Murano.
San Pietro Matire stands behind a glass artwork on Murano Island.
The famous Rialto Bridg, built in 1255 to connect the sides of the Grand Canal, was named after the eastern side Rialto Market. It is usually crowded with visitors from all over the world. Too bad there is graffiti on it today.
Ms. Lee's sister had "Octopuse In Ink Sauce" for dinner in Venice!
Ms. Lee's last Italian seafood dinner at Restaurant Vobulendo in Venice.
An Aero view from the 777 jet of Dallas.
Ms. Lee has safely landed in Dallas.
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